As you can see, this tired, slightly-sunburned, not-so-little fellow won again! This was his first tournament after our all-too-brief respite from tournaments. He's been chomping to get back to competing, so this was great fun for him. As long as he's having fun and is willing to put in the needed work to do well, we're happy to support hm in his goals. This tournament was extra-fun for us beause lots of Ian's friends were also in this tournament. The extra-good thing is that the kids were all participating in different age groups and levels, so none of them were playing at the same time. This enabled all of us to go cheer for each other's kids when they played. It was so much fun to have our own built-in cheering section!! We were all pretty fried by the end of the tournament, but I wouldn't trade the memories for anything! I was suprised at how nervous we all got for each other's kids...I always get nervous when Ian plays, but I thought that was just "mama love". I got almost as nervous and excited for the other kids in our group as I did when Ian is on the court. Fun, fun, fun! :)
I sometimes moan about all the coaching and practices and running here and there and getting tournament-ready, but at the end of the day - this is my life and I love it! I really do love it! I am blessed beyond measure - and I'm not taking that for granted.
I hope that each of you can say that you love your life too!!!! :)
(PS - yes, I do nag him all the time to wear sunscreen. His body was fine, but his face got burned. We just purchased a separate face cream , sun-block to protet his face when he plays - here's hoping the cream helps!)